27.07.2015

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Environmental Defense Fund: Our position on geoengineering

"Based on our best understanding on the current science of geoengineering, EDF believes that..."

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27.07.2015

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FCEA Blog: Discussion of Climate Engineering in Social Science Literature: Technofix, Plan B or Ultima Ratio

"This post is the distillation of one section of a more comprehensive review by the author of social science literature on climate engineering technologies. [...] The aim of this paper is to discover which representations of climate engineering (CE) are considered most salient, and how they are approached. The author argues that the understanding of climate engineering as (part of) a solution to the political problem of climate change is the dominant frame in the discourse on the issue."

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27.07.2015

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the guardian: Startups have figured out how to remove carbon from the air. Will anyone pay them to do it?

"Three startups, Carbon Engineering, Global Thermostat and Climeworks, are making strides with technology that can directly remove carbon dioxide from the air. What they need now is a viable business model"

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25.07.2015

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New York Times (Opinion): A ‘Third Way’ to Fight Climate Change

"It is critical that the main focus of the Paris meeting remain on reducing the burning of fossil fuels. There is therefore a moral hazard in urging action on the third way. But knowing how long it takes to get new technologies to scale, and how soon we are likely to need them, there is also a moral hazard in ignoring the urgent need for immediate investment."

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25.07.2015

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Inquiring Minds: Ken Caldeira - Can Geoengineering Save the Planet?

"On the show this week we talk to Ken Caldeira, a climate scientist working for the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University. He investigates issues related to climate, carbon, and energy systems. In the interview, we focus on geoengineering—the process of making big changes to the Earth’s climatic system in an attempt to solve issues related to climate change."

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25.07.2015

# New Publications

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Gough, Clair; Vaughan, Naomi E. (2015): Synthesising existing knowledge on the feasibility of BECCS

Gough, Clair; Vaughan, Naomi E. (2015): Synthesising existing knowledge on the feasibility of BECCS (WPD1a).

"There is a growing and significant dependence on biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) in future emission scenarios that do not exceed 2°C warming; over a hundred of the 116 scenarios associated with concentrations between 430–480 ppm CO2 depend on BECCS to deliver global net negative emissions in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) (Fuss et al., 2014)."

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23.07.2015

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Popular Mechanics: This Giant Wind Wall Sucks Carbon Dioxide Out of the Air

On direct air capture. "By turning the CO2 into fuel, it recycles environmental pollutants."

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23.07.2015

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AG News: Is Forests In The Outback The Answer to Climate Change? How Geo Engineering Can Save The Planet

"Leonard Ornstein, a cell biologist at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and Igor Aleinov and David Rind, two climate modellers at NASA, argue that foresting the Australian outback and Saharan Desert would “solve climate change.”"

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22.07.2015

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Energy Justice Network: Biomass Energy and the Carbon Neutral Shell Game

On energy from biomas and carbon neutral energy.

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22.07.2015

# Political Papers

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Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance (2015): Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance

Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance (2015): Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance. The Hague Institute for Global Justice; Stimson Center. The Hague.

International policy paper on global governance, including climate governance and CE; see p. 49.

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